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Milano Family History

Milano Name Meaning

Italian and Jewish (from Italy): habitational name from Milan, Italian Milano (from Latin Mediolan(i)um, composed of Celtic elements meaning ‘middle’ + ‘plain’). In some instances the surname may be Spanish, of the same origin as 1 or a habitational name from Milano in Salamanca province.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Milan, Tiano, Miano, Morano, Silano, Solano, Milani, Majano, Mino

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Where is the Milano family from?

You can see how Milano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milano family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Milano families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Milano families living in Indiana. This was about 26% of all the recorded Milano's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Milano families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Milano surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Milano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Milano. 18% of Milano men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Milano women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milano were Proprietor and Machine Operator.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Barber
    5%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    15%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Finisher
    6%
  • Machine Operator
    6%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Milano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milano census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Milano. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Milano. For the veterans among your Milano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Milano lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Milano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Milano in 1943 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

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